Want to vote in this year’s municipal elections? The last day to register is Oct. 7
To vote in the 2019 municipal elections, you must be registered by next Monday, Oct. 7. You can register to vote online here. Or, you can register in person at your county election office or by printing out this form, and mailing it or hand-delivering it to your county election office. If you do not […]
CNN’s Van Jones on what unifies America: ‘We have to fix the probation system’
On Tuesday, the CNN host joined with more than 100 activists affiliated with REFORM and the D.C.-based Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in the Capitol to explain how the probation system is broken and call on lawmakers to fix it.
The Pa. Liquor Control Board has some transparency problems | Editorial Cartoon
A Cambria County lawmaker is suing the Pa. Liquor Control over lack of access to information on the availability of liquor licenses
Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he supports legalizing cannabis
"Continuing to criminalize adult personal marijuana use is a waste of limited law enforcement resources, it disproportionately impacts our minority communities and it does not make us safer," the Democrat said.
State employee retirement board balks at investing in prison-linked private equity firm
The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) recently chose to invest $300 million into Platinum’s current round of investment.
Veteran conservative activist Matt Brouillette says he’s running for Folmer’s state Senate seat
Matthew J. Brouillette, the former head of Harrisburg's preeminent rightwing think tank, announced Wednesday that he is seeking the nomination for the state Senate seat last held by Mike Folmer.
Immigrant advocate to Wolf: Veto bill that expands E-Verify to all Pa. construction workers
The legislation was backed by the state's building trade unions, who see it as a way to target unscrupulous contractors who hire undocumented workers for lower pay and in worse working conditions.
Special election for former Sen. Mike Folmer’s seat to be held Jan. 14
Folmer, R-48, who resigned last week after being charged with possession of child pornography.
Seniors, people with disabilities would be ‘disproportionately’ hurt by Trump’s food stamp change, Wolf admin says
A change in food stamp eligibility proposed by the Trump administration would “disproportionately” hurt seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania, two top Wolf administration officials said Monday. More than 200,000 people would be affected by the change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to a letter from Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and […]
Pa. House committee will vote on mandatory minimums for gun crimes, much to Democrats’ chagrin
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a package of 12 firearms or violence-related bills.
State lawmaker? Nice work if you can get it | Editorial Cartoon
Pennsylvania's Legislature, one of the nation's largest, and best-paid, is doing less actual lawmaking, a published report found this week
Leach calls report on harassment allegations ‘fair’ and ‘thoughtful’
"The report did not find that I was a perfect person," Leach said. He apologized for "participating in off-color conversations and making off-color jokes" during his 2008 campaign.